In an early promotional stunt, Disney is featuring nine minutes of their upcoming summer flick Ratatouille on Disney.com — for today (May 1) only. The animated family movie focuses on Remy the rat who wants to be the greatest chef in Paris. He finds that he just might have a chance when he teams up with the clumsy kitchen worker Linguini.
The animation has all of Pixar's usual magnificence, and Remy is a cute, lovable character... er, he's as cute and lovable as a rat can be. Still, it's hard to get past the natural nausea induced from watching a rat skitter around a kitchen — leaping on plates, climbing around pots, and wriggling in food. Shudder. Aside from that, however, it looks to be another sweet, well-done title for Disney-Pixar's arsenal of entertaining family films. If you have nine minutes today, Ratatouille is definitely worth a watch.
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